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Tamiya RC Leopard 2A5 1/35

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Hampshire, England, UK
Tamiya RC Leopard 2A5 1/35
Posted by Tubosteve on Friday, April 07, 2017 3:42 PM

The results of my first and only venture (so far) into tanks. Originally my Father in law bought it but found that the parts were too small for his eyes and passed onto me to build. Has basic RC functions (forward/back, left/right) but fun to build and a bit of fun to 'drive' around Smile

Hand painted in Tamiya acrylic and then finished with a matt varnish from rattlecan. Camoflage masked off with Humbrol Maskol during painting and then a basic attempt at weathering with Humbrol washes. Never tried weathering before and was reasonably happy with my first attempt.

comments or suggestions to help with future projects greatly appreciated. 


It's easy to fly, just jump and miss the floor :)


Currently on the bench: Tamiya 1:32 P51-D   (on hold due to overseas work assignment) 

Finished 2018: Tamiya 1:32 F4U-1 Corsair 'Birdcage', Tamiya 1/35 Cheiftan Mk5, Revell 1:48 Panavia Tornado IDS.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Friday, April 07, 2017 6:32 PM

You sir are a brave man, I would never trust my construction to hold up to drive around. Your photos show a fantastic looking steel kitty. Really nice job on the rattle can paint. I read you masked however it still looks good. I fir one like it, hope your father in law appreciates it too.

we're modelers it's what we do

  • Member since
    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, April 08, 2017 11:21 AM

That looks great and what fun to drive it around! Good job. 



  • Member since
    January, 2015
  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Saturday, April 08, 2017 1:52 PM

That is some really nice work. That weathering looks appropriate and I think that RC functionality is just plain awesome!  :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

  • Member since
    September, 2018
Posted by felipe_mateo on Friday, September 21, 2018 8:19 PM

Very nice. I would like to ask if the suspension is workable? I just bought mine from a surplus/thrift store and I noticed that the suspension arms are already fixed but there is a sprue that has suspension arms with holes.



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